Are You a Terrorist? - Political Watch: Month In Review
 
Counterpunch - "Each year, Congress authorizes the budget of the Department of Defense through a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA of 2012, however, is unlike any previous ones. This year’s legislation contains highly controversial provisions that empower the Armed Forces to engage in civilian law enforcement and to selectively suspend due process and habeas corpus, as well as other rights guaranteed by the 5th and 6th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, for terror suspects apprehended on U.S. soil. The final version of the bill passed the House on December 14, the Senate the following day (ironically, the 220th birthday of the Bill of Rights). It was signed into law by President Obama on New Year’s Eve. With his signature, for the first time since the Internal Security Act of 1950 and the dark days of the McCarthy era that followed, our government has codified the power of indefinite detention into law."

and from Politicol News:

"On another note, there is a piece of legislation that allows the US government the right to suspend US citizenship under the Enemy Expatriation Act. Again this is without benefit of a court room to prove their innocence or guilt, it is on a whim or an accusation, that these laws can be acted upon on any living person. The EE Act was designed by one Joe Lieberman, Independent from Conn., and Charles Dent Republican of of Penn., but John McCain’s name is all over both bills."

By the way Corker (R-TN) and Alexander (R-TN) both voted in favor of this.



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